Monday, February 19, 2018
Methods of protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Most people are well aware of what sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are. The term has recently been reconstructed into STIs – sexually transmitted infections – but it still describes the same things, and it describes all of the diseases and infections that are mostly caught through intercourse. Many of these diseases and infections are curable – and you will get the best of it if you go on regular checkups. But some can be so serious that they even may be deadly for you. This is why it’s important to practice safe sex.
One of the best ways in which you can protect yourself from STDs is through the use of a condom. This is one of the most effective devices that people can use to protect themselves not only from unwanted pregnancies but also from sexually transmitted diseases. Of course, you need to be aware that the condom does not offer fool-proof protection in the case of unwanted pregnancies, or from STIs. But this does not mean that you should discard the use of condoms – on the contrary, you should use them as often as you can. Sure, it may cost you some money in order to get high-quality condoms on a frequent basis, but in the end, it will be well worth your while to purchase them, as the preservation of your health is priceless.
Next off, you should be careful as to who you’ll be having sexual relations with. And don’t let looks fool you – a person may look perfectly healthy, but still be sick with a sexually transmitted disease. Before engaging in sexual conduct with someone, make sure that you ask them about their sexual history. If you find out that they have had a shady past in this manner – be extremely careful. The use of condoms in these cases is of the utmost importance. And the best thing to do is to find someone that is on frequent abstinence periods – even though this too is not a guarantee that they are perfectly healthy.
Finally, the most powerful tip that we can give to you is to practice sexual abstinence yourself. Of course, this is the hardest to implement, as one of the biggest drives that we humans have is the sex drive – there’s no question about it. But still, we can decide to not always act on our sex drives and have sex with whoever is available to us. Sex can be a fun and safe experience if you’re careful enough.
If you have regular sexual relations with different sex partners – the best thing that you could do, besides using a condom, is to go on frequent checkups to the doctor. Again – many of the sexually transmitted diseases are fully curable if you catch them early enough, and even the most devastating sexual disease, HIV, can be managed effectively if it’s caught at an early phase. So, we wish you to have a lot of fun with the practice of having safe sexual relations.